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This past weekend my little group of Canadian friends went up north to explore the Basque region of Spain, unfortunately we chose an extremely cold weekend and nearly froze up there! We flew into Bilbao and then took a scenic train ride (approx. 2.5 hours) to San Sebastian, for the first stop on our Basque tour!
I was extremely sick the …
Then the touring began of this beautiful ocean side town. We began with a quick walk along the river to the "Boca" (mouth) of the ocean where we first saw the stunning views of 'La Concha' (The Shell Beach). After a quick tour around the beach, we were desperately in need of some caffeine, so we decided to settle down at a little café with a great view of Bahía de la Concha (Bay of the Shell).
Quick note: This is where ...
... cars cannot pass.
-You walk in and hope that there is a table or counter free, because again, the best bars are usually full of people.
-You order your drinks (anything from a beer to a glass of fresh-pressed orange juice)
-You claim a spot, and then make your way to the bar to observe the pinxtos.
-You take or ask for a plate, then fill it with whatever looks good (and EVERYTHING looks good!)
-You show your plate to the waiter behind the ...
... el trabajo. Además, hemos estado bastante nerviosos. Pero no nerviosos porque puedan pasar cosas malas o que todo se retrase sino porque casi cada momento de este viaje es demasiado emocionante: dejar preparada la habitación. SU habitación. Comprar vuelos a su nombre. Meter una maleta para ella en la nuestra. Volver a verla. Que se despida de sus compańeros, de su habitación. Su ...
Upon driving into Spain it started raining. Day 4 in spain as I write this, and it is still tipping it down. All footwear is now soaked, as are both my jackets, trousers and socks!!
Gave up waiting for the rain to stop and walked into San Sebastian. Nice city based in a sheltered bay with two large hills at either end. One has a small furnicular railway taking you to the top, the other is a more tiring walk through rivers of water flowing
down the footpaths. The summit however ...